Panamericana 2013

… somewhere between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego

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Misol-Ha & Agua Azul. We need cool down!

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Waterfall @ Agua Azul

The chilly temperatures won’t last long. It became hot again. That meant: We needed to find water to cool down. The waterfall “Misol-Ha” is very close and according to our book, camping is possible on the parking lot.  That was our next destination so. After four relaxing days in Palenque we pack up and reach Misol-Ha after a short drive. The parking lot is huge and clean. We only pay 100 Pesos for camping with showers, restrooms and the entrance to the waterfall.

The waterfall itself is impressive and 30m high. The pool to swim was kind of green and dirty so we did not swim but we still got a little cool down while walking behind the fall. At the end of the small path, there is even a cave which looked interesting. As we did not have flashlights with us, we decided to do that tomorrow morning.

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Misol-Ha

Next morning we grabbed our headlights and went in the cave.  Sure, Lissy needed to come, too. She was a little scared in the beginning as it was all dark, but she got used to it and did very well.

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“Wow, it’s really dark in there!”

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“Hopefully my flashlight won’t conk out.”

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We made it! After 30m you get to a pool and small waterfall.

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Voilà!

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Cheeeese 😉

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This pic shows the proportions.

We also went to the “Agua Azul” cascades. It’s amazing. We thought it’s just a small cascade and clear water but it’s not small at all. The river branches out many times and builds “pools” where you can swim. This is fun!!! At lunch time it got really crowded. Looked like lots of people come to swim and eat here. Sure, there are many! food and souvenir stands.

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Agua Azul, a natural water park.

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The small pools are amazing!

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Float trip to the other side…

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…with guide and jungle tour.

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“Jan! Do you not need a lifejacket – maybe we sink.” 😉

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Agua Azul (=Water blue)

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Souvenirs?

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It’s getting crowded. Time to go!

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Wow!…

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…one more step to the right 😉

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Where is Jan?

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Again: Cheeeeese